Month: August 2015

Using Care Coordination to Help Senior Housing Residents Retain Their Independence

Using Care Coordination to Help Senior Housing Residents Retain Their Independence

Seniors seek to remain independent, and their caregivers want to support that goal. At the same time, there are factors working against greater independence. Part of it comes down to the nature of aging.

Declining health inevitably takes its toll on independence. At the same time, the nature of health care delivery may also work against greater independence.

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Call the Doctor: 3 Alerts Nurse Call Systems Can’t Provide

Over the years, nurse call systems have proven both extremely useful and somewhat limited.

For senior housing executives, traditional call systems have provided vital alerts – especially the ability to directly notify care staff when a resident may have fallen. But while fall alerts are useful, they do not provide anything close to a complete picture of a senior housing resident’s health.

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Call the Doctor: 3 Alerts Nurse Call Systems Can’t Provide
4 Red Flags to Look For When Hiring Senior Housing Care Staff

4 Red Flags to Look For When Hiring Senior Housing Care Staff

It’s amazing how some people hire caregivers. In one recent study, researchers found that home health agencies run a pretty loose ship. Less than a third (26 percent) said they required “prior life experiences” specific to caregiving. Over half (58 percent) said skills competency assessments were based on the applicant’s own self-reporting, rather than on external measures.

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